Tunisia Crisis

edited March 2011 in - Tunisia
Hi i'm Kirsty,, ive currently booked for Tunisia im goin to Sousse for 2 weeks at beginning of april flying from Newcastle UK, do you think anything bad will happen to me? im travelling with my mum & leaving my 2 yr old daughter at home with her grandparents. Im very worried and wondering if i should still go??? Please help!!! and also wot will the temperature/weather be like at that time?

Look forward to hearing from you as soon as possible.
Thankyou
Kirsty
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  • edited 2:39PM
    kirst1234 - it is safe here. Foreigners and tourists were always safe during the revolution. Since we have our new PM and our elections in July it is now quiet and calm as before. You should definitely still come - we are ready to welcome you!! The temperature can still be cool in April but Sousse will be mild but the nights are still cool. Don't worry any more, Tunisia is beautiful and we will give you a warm welcome
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    Hello going to Sousse 24th April for a week, can you tell me the temperature to expect? In other words can I lay by the pool all day soaking up the sun!!!!!????. We have been many times to Tunisia but not at this time.
    Thank you. x
  • edited 2:39PM
    Pinkie - if I could predict the weather I could be rich LOL!! It will be mild to warm but the nights will still be cool. However, if you are from the UK you will probably think it is hot so you will be fine. We are having some British tourists now who are even swimming brrrrrr.
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    We are still waiting to hear if our travel company are willing to send us to Tunisia with the ongoing conflict in nearby Libya. We are due to fly the end of May to Hammamet to the same resort my parents went to last year, please can you honestly assure us that everything is safe there. The travel company say they may offer an alternative holiday if conflict continues
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    Emmy - Tunisia is safe, safe, safe and ready to welcome you. I live here and can tell you honestly that it is calm now. Yes there are still a few protests in the capitol Tunis but they are peaceful and just demands from unions and such (normal for the democratic world huh??). There are still a few tanks and soldiers around our cities but this is as much to make the citizens feel safe as anything. Hammamet is a very touristique area and is absolutely fine. There are no problems there. While Libya is our neighbour there is no problem and while we support their struggle for freedom it does not affect our society. We have many refugees now on the border with Libya but that is a long, long way from Hammamet. You will not notice anything, believe me. Life goes on and the sun is shining on us now.

    Please come and enjoy your vacation with us.
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    Hi i am going to Tunisia on the 27th we are staying at the Saadia Hotel and bit worried as i have read some reviews and they were not good anyone stayed there
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    Thank you Lesley, that is really really reassuring to hear. My mum and dad took my son to the sol azure hammamet last may and this year we've all been so excited to go together as one big family. I know when my family went last time they were very happy to stay within the hotel complex area, however I would like to venture out for a a few day trips and it was this that was concerning me. Our holiday company have gone from telling us we may be sent on an alternative to nothing for the last few weeks, it seems there's no reason for us not to be coming and I am so excited!! I have read also that you need a doctors letter if you are taking many medications as airport checks are rigorous. I do currently take about 6 perscriptions, is it really necessary to get a drs letter?
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    songest 2007 - I haven't stayed at the Saadia Hotel, exactly where is it? Please remember that our star system rating is not as in Europe. Our 5* is more like a 3-4* and also you get what you pay for as you would know. cheap means cheap here.
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    Emmy - great and we are waiting to welcome you all! I always take a doctors letter detailing the prescription medicines that I take and that's wherever I am travelling in the world. And in all the years I've been coming and going I have never once been asked!! But it certainly can save you from some severe hassle if you are ever questioned. You should keep the medication in it's original packaging as this helps identify.
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    Thanks Lesley, I have spoken to my mum today and told her I've spoken to you and we're all very much relieved and excited, I shall get a drs note just to be on the dafe side, you never know! I've never been on so mnay perscription drugs before so it hadn't crossed my mind previously. I can't wait, 7 and a half weeks to go!! Exctied to meet the people, my parents tell me the people they met are so wonderful and welcoming xx
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    Emmy - we are waiting to welcome you!
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    HI,
    I HAVE A HOLIDAY BOOKED FOR SEPT THIS YEAR IN PORT EL KANTAOUI DO YOU THINK IT WILL BE SAFE TO TRAVEL TO THIS RESORT AT THIS TIME? I HAVE HEARD THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE THERE ARE VERY FRIENDLY AND DONT WANT TO MISS OUT ON THIS OPPORTUNITY BUT WANT TO FEEL SAFE X
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    Ady - it is more than safe in PEK. It is largely populated by foreigners and has had no problems. It is safe and it will be safe. But - it is Ramadan so you need to be aware of that. I think this year Ramadan will finish on or around 11 September but we never know for sure until a few days before hand.
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    We are staying at the New First Choice Holiday Village in Hammamet on the 15th May with my partner and young daughter. I am really excited but also a little nervous with all that has been going on. To make me even more anxious is that we are now flying with a different air line as our tour operator has told us they are condensing the flights due to all the trouble, although they have assured me it's still okay to travel. We only holiday once a year and would hate to have any bad experience.
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    I am UK Citizen going for a holiday in Tunis, from the 15th of April, what is the average tempreture aroung that time of the year and is it better to buy Dinars from the UK or in Tunis?

    Thank you for your assisstance
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    amsmi - it is calm and quiet here so that is something you do not need to worry about. There are no travel warnings from the FCO or any other country anymore which is good. You won't have any bad experiences. Hammamet is a lovely area and lots to do and see so don't worry or be nervous you are going to have a lovely vacation with us.
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    Sly - the temperatures in Tunis are now in the low teens to mid 20c. the tunisian dinar is a closed currency and you cannot buy it or exchange it outside Tunisia so you will need to buy it here in Tunis
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    a friend has told me that she is travelling to tunisia to meet up with someone she has not met before but has been communicating over the internet,i and others are trying to tell her not to go,in fear of many things.We would be happy for her to see the country with company.Is it safe for her to travel alone?
  • edited 2:39PM
    Hi there,
    Im looking into booking a holiday for myself and my boyfriend to tunisia in July, looking to stay at Liberty Hotel.
    Would you please be able to advise me on whether it is safe to go regarding everything that has been happening?
    Thank you =)
  • edited 2:39PM
    HI Cynthia,we welcome you as well as your friend,its very warm here especially these days and will hottest in the coming days till september!!here everybody enjoyed already the sea and the swimming pool!lool!sont dont be worry of anything!!i work in travel agency and im telling you that eveything is good here,safety,weather,prices sont dont hesitate !!!tunisia welcome you any time ffurther information please dont esitate to ask!!
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    Hi, I am also travelling to the liberty resort hotel in Monastir in 2 weeks. Is it ok to assume that the area will be safe and calm around this time? I understand that the elections take place in July so I hope riots don't break out or anything. Also, are there any areas that we should stay away from as we may do a little bit of travelling to nearby areas/beaches by train or other cheap public transport.

    Thank you :)
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    Colin - it will be more than safe and you won't notice anything. Our elections have now been pushed out to October although we have some protest meetings from time to time. There will be no riots. You can travel safely anywhere in Tunisia without worrying. If you want you can use the louages, these are cheap and will get you around from city to city. They are 9 seater mini-buses and we all use them. I don't advise using the trains, they are dirty, hot and crowded!!
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    Hi, we are travelling to Tunis at the beginning of August, we wi'll spend one night there before going to Algeria, Then we are going back for 1 night to catch plane to england. It is the current situation safe? please can I have your honest opinion and advice. We we'll stay on the capital. We are travelling with 2 children. thanks in advance
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    Hi There,
    We will be on a sea ports ship tour end of July.
    Since we are Israeli citizens, I would appreciate your idea if it will be safe for us to step down the ship for a tour at Tunis and Cartago?
    Thanks in advance and will appreciate your answer to mail - hjudah@orl.co.il
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    abrilsp - it is safe, safe and safer here in Tunis. Tunis, the capital is safe, the streets are safe, you will be safe and so will your children. It is much, much safer than Algeria. But Ramadan begins on 1 August approximately so you should be aware of that and it will be extremely hot - this is probably more what you should be considering.

    I hope you enjoy your vacation
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    Judah - you will have no problem travelling here on your Israeli passports. You can safely take a tour of Tunis without worrying. We have a Jewish population here and the Jewish area of the capital Tunis is very interesting. We have kosher butchers, synagogues so don't worry. However, you will need a visa before you arrive. There is a thread on this site about how to go about organising your visa and I suggest that you read that.

    Enjoy your visit
  • edited 2:39PM
    Hi, ive just come back from a weeks holiday in Yasmin Hammamet, and there were no problems what so ever, I was worried myself about going there because of the unrest in Libya, but we had no problems whilst we were there,the locals are very persistent in getting you to go with them to theirs/families shops for example 'I am the waiter from your hotel etc' just dont believe them and walk away some may follow you but if you cross over the road they get the message, they are not trying to intimdiate or harm you they are just desperate for money. Also a simple reply like 'get back to work then' or 'no your not were staying in an apartment' will do to get them off your back. I have to say it was the best holiday I have been on, even better than Turkey last year, we stayed at the Iberostar Chich Khan and it was FAB, best hotel ive been to, and a great place for first time travellers to Tunisia and those who just want to relax. Cant wait till next year to go back!!!!
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    My boyfriend, son and I are going to Port el kantaoui early next month for a week's holiday. In view of the unrest in Tunisia at the moment is it safe to travel there? I believe it is also Ramadan, and as we wish to remain respectful can anyone offer any advice? And finally......my son is only 2yrs old, do most restaurants cater for Children? Aprrciate any help/advice......thanks:-)
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    hi all,how is temperatue at the end of october....thx
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    Hello we are interested in going to Tunisia in the end of october and I was wondering how is weather like there in end of october.
    Also I was wondering if you need to get some immunisation to travel tu Tunisia.

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